"Jacob and the Other": in the Light of the Cinema (Apollo).

Armando Escobar

Abstract


The relationship between Uruguayan writer Juan Carlos Onetti and the cinema is extensive and. When we analyze one of the many adaptations of his work, we have to consider that it is a relationship of double influence, since our author has also take from the cinema to develop one of the most extensive and essential works of Latin American literature. For this reason, it is increasingly common to find interpretations that propose a cinematic reading of Onetti's work. As part of a similar exercise, we propose to read the story "Jacob and the Other" (1961) in the light of his adaptation to the cinema made by Álvaro Brechner in Un mal día para pescar (2009). In doing so, Onetti's tale obtains new interpretations that can be reached by analyzing it with the eyes of the cinema.


Keywords


Juan Carlos Onetti; Jacob and the Other; Álvaro Brechner; Un mal día para pescar

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ct/2017.256

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